[wp-hackers] WP-Manage: Automatic WP backups and upgrades with PHP

Aaron Brazell abrazell at b5media.com
Fri Jan 19 15:51:25 GMT 2007

Fair point but the amount of manual labor required just to be able to  
use the tool each time sort of defeats the purpose. Once someone  
manages 10 blogs or more, having to change perms on these folders  
each time is counter-productive.

Just playing devil's advocate as one of the guys who produced one of  
those shell scripts that take care of all the upgrading.

Aaron Brazell
Technology Architect, b5media
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On Jan 19, 2007, at 7:46 AM, Alex Günsche wrote:

> Yes, I'm aware of this. But as soon you run the upgrade, the files in
> wp-admin/ and wp-includes/ (and the WP files in the base directory)  
> are
> taken over by the webserver and will be protected again. This is why I
> recommend to only make them writable directly before running the  
> upgrade
> routine for the first time (see under "Security" on the homepage).

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